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James Hamilton Lewis
From text: "United States Senator James Hamilton Lewis … born in Danville, Virginia, on May 18, 1866 … A Chicagoan for thirty years, the World's Fair city's delegate in the United States Senate."
Caption: "The Post Office The new Post Office Building, one of the most magnificent postal structures in the United States, is located in a square formed by Adams, Clark and Dearborn streets and Jackson...
New City Hall and County Building
Courthouses; City & town halls
From text: "On the opposite page is a fine representation in half-tone of the new County Building and City Hall, as the conjoined, magnificent structure will appear when the city half of it shall have...
Alphonse Capone and John Stege
Organized crime; Police
Caption: "Alphonse Capone, released from a Philadelphia jail, set Chicago on its ears, when he appeared unheralded in the office of John Stege, Commissioner of Detectives, and blandly inquired if he was...
Post Office pneumatic tube system
Post offices; Pneumatic tubes
Caption: "End of the big pneumatic tube system in the basement of the Chicago Post Office." From text: "The underground pneumatic tube system is the largest of the kind in the world. There are three double-tube...
Post office overhead carrier system
Caption: "Overhead carrier system in the post-office, similar to cash carriers used in stores."
Underground tunnel railway
Caption: "The first mail arriving at the Post Office station of the Chicago subway or underground railroad, March 10, 1903."
Merchants Insurance Company building
Office buildings; Insurance companies
From text: "One of the most stately and beautiful edifices in the United States, is the new building of the Merchants Insurance company of Chicago, on the northwest corner of LaSalle and Washington streets....
Galleries & museums; Theaters
Lettering in illustration reads: "Wood's Museum Randolph street, between Clark and Dearborn." From text: "Col. Wood's Museum [i]s on Randolph street, between Clark and Dearborn streets. It is a handsome...
O'Brien's Art Emporium
Art dealers; Stores & shops
Text in illustration reads: "O'Brien's Art Emporium, 51 State St., Chicago. Artist's materials and decalcomanie designs. Engravings, Chromos and Picture Frames." From text: "O'Brien's Art Emporium.--There...
M. E. Page & Co. Confectioners
Advertisements; Stores & shops
From text: "M. E. Page & Co. Wholesale Confectioners! 24 Michigan Avenue, Manufacturers of Rock Candy, Gum, Cream and Cordial Work. The Confectionary House of this firm, a cut of which appears on the opposite...
Universities & colleges; Lifesaving stations
Caption: "Fisk Hall, The Academy of Northwestern University: At the right is the United States Life Saving Station. Courtesy of Northwestern University".
Frances E. Willard
From text: "It is safe to say that no name among the residents of Evanston looms larger on the pages of the country's history than that of Frances Elizabeth Willard. … In 1874, Miss Willard was elected...
From text: "The Reading Room for current periodicals is one of the largest rooms in the building occupying the entire north front on the fourth floor. Nearly twelve hundred publications are regularly received...
Post offices; Government facilities
From text: "The Federal Building, at Clark, Adams, Dearborn, and Jackson, is a massive eight-story structure, in Roman Corinthian style, of granite, surmounted by a majestic dome 297 feet high; it contains...
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